- Slides: 10
Grades • Not weighted – a point is a point! • Homework – Haven’t had a lot lately, but when we do have it, it’s a completion grade • Tests and Quizzes – one or the other about once a week; many will be informal spoken assessments – Quizzes = 5 -45 points – Tests = 50 – 100 points • Participation Grades – we will be using games to learn spoken Latin, which require participation. Participation points are awarded on a daily basis and totaled into one weekly grade.
Edith Hamilton Mythology Book Required Text! We’ll be using it for tests and projects. The version does not make a whole lot of difference. Feel free to save some money and get a used copy online!
Latin Club • $8 by September 30; $10 after Oct 1; $20 after Jan 1 – Student led organization – Activities depend on the interests of the students • Range from meeting to see latest Classically themed movie to dinner outings to Lazer Tag. – Some activities will require membership to participate, some will not • E. g. student must be a member of Latin Club to participate in Conventions. – Best way to not have to worry about it: • Join!!!
Events for the year
National Latin Exam Some day in the week of March 11 th. • Jenks’ Latin curriculum based on NLE • Everyone should take the NLE – Students with an A or a B are expected to take NLE • $4 • Why take the NLE? – Cheap standardized test practice with no pressure – Scholarship money and prizes for high scores – Why not? They’ve been studying for it all year!
ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) • Computer-adaptive assessment of Latin students’ ability to read for comprehension Latin-language texts • May or late April (depending on state testing) • Format: – One or two multiple-choice questions accompany each text and gather evidence of understanding of main ideas, supporting details, point-of-view, inferences, or text purpose – 50 minutes, taken during Latin class in school computer lab • $10
State Latin Convention • • March 28 -29 Moore, Ok at West Moore High School All Latin club members are eligible to attend Competitions in – Academics – Athletics – Arts • Cost: $75 -$100 – Will need chaperones! (1 chaperone per 10 students) – Hoping to have fundraisers to help offset some of the costs for chaperones and for students
National Latin Convention • Like state, but bigger, longer, and on a college campus • Students are not permitted to leave the college campus • July 28 -August 2, 2014 • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia – Yes, parents can come too • Competitions in – Academics – Athletics – Arts • Fun way to gear back up before school starts • $600 -$800, depending on travel costs
Europe Trip ***NOT SCHOOL SPONSORED*** • June 2014, 20 days • London, Paris, Lucerne, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Kalambaka, Athens, Greek Island Cruise (Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, Santorini) • Eftours. com, tour # 1364099, click “view now” – Mike Horn, a history teacher at the high school, is the group leader • Questions? Interested? Email at [email protected] net